The Arctic Theatre

Fotografi av Hålogaland Teater.

The Arctic Theatre (formerly known as Hålogaland Theatre) is a Norwegian regional theatre, established in 1970 and active from 1971. The Norwegian name of the theatre is Hålogaland Teater. The Arctic Theatre has its headquarters in Tromsø and tours the counties of Troms and Finnmark, currently with 15 regular stops.

Until 1980, when Nordland Theatre was established, Hålogaland Theatre was obliged to tour all of Northern Norway.

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Jo Strømgren Kompani

Photo from Jo Strømgren Kompani's production A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

The mission of Jo Strømgren Kompani, established in 1998, is to produce and perform a wide range of innovative and inspiring pieces by Jo Strømgren for national and international touring.

The new home venue for JSK in Oslo is now the Opera House. A long term agreement ensures approximately 20 performances annually, both repertory and premieres. This coincides with Jo Strømgren's appointment as Associated Choreographer with The Norwegian National Ballet.

The identity of the company's pieces is shaped by the involvement of core members, whose input is instrumental in developing the repertory and give creative expression to the choreographic material. The company has been growing quickly and is today one of the major contemporary dance companies in Norway.

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Klomadu Theatre

Photo from Klomadu Theatre's production Litt parfymert virkelighet* (Some perfumed reality)

Klomadu Theatre was established in Hamar in 1983 and has per 2012 produced approximately 20 productions, mainly for children and youth. The company also has participated in creating large outdoors collaborative productions.

Klomadu Teater has two regular members, Karen Høie and Nina Engelund.

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Perleporten Teatergruppe

Poster for Perleporten Teatergruppe's production The last cry (1983)

Perleporten Teatergruppe was a collectively led company founded by Birgit Christensen, Karl Hoff and Catrine Telle in Oslo March 1975.

From 1969 to 1972 the three were pupils at the upper secondary school Hartvig Nissen Skole in Oslo, graduating from the drama department, with Maja Lise Rønneberg Rygg as their teacher in drama, Norwegian and theatre history. After finishing upper secondary school they all got some more education and work experience within theatre in Norway and abroad, prior to reuniting in Oslo in March 1975. This was a dream they had carried since they finished Nissen in 1972.

Perleporten was known for its leftist, radical political theatre. The company produced eight theatre productions during the nine years of existence (1975-1983). The first production was Faren satt på første benk og moren satt på annen og Knoll og Tott på galleri og lo som bare faen* (The father sat in the first row, the mother in the second, and the Katzenjammer Kids sat on the balcony and laughed like f**k from 1975, the last was The last cry from 1983.

The company name would mean Pearly Gates Theatre Company in direct translation.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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